We're now two days into the year 2012. You've recovered from any New Year's Eve indiscretions by now, your voice is back after belting out Auld Lang Syne, and you're looking hopefully towards the future and contemplating the past.

In order to keep up with the reflections theme of the season, here are a few of my favorite posts that I've shared since joining the SciAm blog network in July.

Please pay attention to the notes was my first post on Science with Moxie on research from the Kraus lab on musicians' enhanced ability to hear speech in noise.

My gushy review of Bjork's Biophilia album and app suite which got tweeted about by Oliver Sacks!

Research I saw at the 2011 Society for Neuroscience conference about the brain's perception of words, pitch, and rhythm.

For Ada Lovelace Day, I wrote about my undergraduate research advisor and how she inspired me to pursue a research career.

I covered Guerilla Science's first exciting stateside venture at the music festival, Escape2NY.

And I got up Eva Amsen's interview on being a scientist and a musician.

For 2012, I'm looking forward to doing more interviews and profiles of scientists and musicians (email or tweet at me if you'd like to be interviewed), finding more interesting events and videos to share, and covering more new research on science, music, and everything in between. I've been honored with the opportunity to write for you, and I hope to do more and better things in this fresh new year.